McLaren pair set for another grid penalty

By on Thursday, September 3, 2015
McLaren Honda

McLaren Honda

McLaren drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will sustain further engine grid penalties at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

Honda has confirmed that it intends to change the Internal Combustion Engine [ICE] in both MP4-30s for the ninth time this season.

As this is the first time Alonso has used a ninth version of any of the six elements which make up the power unit, the Spaniard will receive a 10 place penalty.

Button's car was fitted with a ninth Turbocharger [TC] and Motor Generator Unit-Heat [MGU-H] prior to this weekend's event, meaning that he will be given a five place drop, as per the FIA regulations.

Honda has opted to take the penalties this weekend as it does not expect its package to be suited to the demands of the Monza layout, with the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix set to be more favourable.

Alonso and Button now join Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo, Daniil Kvyat and Toro Rosso youngster Carlos Sainz Jr. in receiving grid penalties this weekend.

If you liked this post then share it with your friends on social media websites. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest F1 news.